2017 Week 5 NFL Power Rankings and Picks

The following Power Rankings result from a proprietary algorithm that calculates an NFL team’s ability to score points and win games. These calculations are used to enhance the accuracy of Football Weblog’s exclusive cheatsheets.

Week 5 Power Rankings

1. New England2. Atlanta
3. Green Bay4. Kansas City
5. Pittsburgh6. Tampa Bay
7. Oakland8. New Orleans
9. Dallas10. Washington
11. Tennessee12. Miami
13. Buffalo14. Seattle
15. Detroit16. Arizona
17. Baltimore18. Houston
19. Carolina20. Jacksonville
21. Philadelphia22. Denver
23. Indianapolis24. LA Rams
25. Minnesota26. NY Giants
27. Chicago28. Cincinnati
29. NY Jets30. LA Chargers
31. San Francisco32. Cleveland

To evaluate the legitimacy of Football Weblog’s aforementioned algorithm, I’ve decided to use the calculations to also predict the outcome of this season’s NFL games. For comparison, I’m displaying Football Weblog’s calculated picks alongside the favorites of Sin City’s professional handicappers.

Week 5 Picks

New England at Tampa BayNew EnglandNew England
Buffalo at CincinnatiCincinnatiBuffalo
NY Jets at ClevelandNY JetsNY Jets
Carolina at DetroitDetroitDetroit
San Francisco at IndianapolisIndianapolisIndianapolis
Tennessee at MiamiMiamiMiami
LA Chargers at NY GiantsNY GiantsNY Giants
Arizona at PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaArizona
Jacksonville at PittsburghPittsburghPittsburgh
Seattle at LA RamsLA RamsSeattle
Baltimore at OaklandOaklandOakland
Green Bay at DallasDallasGreen Bay
Kansas City at HoustonKansas CityKansas City
Minnesota at ChicagoMinnesotaMinnesota

And finally, here’s how the calculations have held up so far!

Year-to-Date Results

(Correct Picks)
(Correct Picks)
YEAR-TO-DATE38/63 (.603)39/63 (.619)
110/15 (.667)9/15 (.600)
211/16 (.688)12/16 (.750)
38/16 (.500)9/16 (.563)
49/16 (.563)9/16 (.563)

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